The Battlefield Band

Preview

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Originally released in very limited quantities and only to the media for promotional purposes, Preview has since been reissued as a makeweight to the 1994 CD release of the Battlefield Band's 1979 album, Stand Easy. Its four tracks offered an introduction to the band's new lineup at the time, which found singer and dulcimer player Sylvia Barnes taking the place of Jenny Clark and a new addition in the form of guitarist Jim Barnes. Jim Barnes thickened and filled out the band's sound nicely, and Sylvia's voice is, if anything, even stronger than Clark's had been; she blends beautifully with Alan Reid on the gorgeous "Rantin' Rovin' Robin and the lilting "Bonny Lass Come Ower the Burn." The two instrumental tracks are no less lovely.